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legcramps - Tuesday Dec 14, 2010

Weight: 169.5

I love going to grandma's house.  Unlike Red Riding Hood, I don't usually pick flowers along the way though :)  We had a great supper and opened our gifts to each other.  Mom and grandma are heading to my brother's for three weeks, so it was nice to catch up with them before they left.

So tonight we're supposed to be getting freezing rain and stormy weather.  I am going to be running at the gym I guess.  Since i've only run a couple of times in the last week, i'm hoping it won't hinder my cardiovascular level but I guess we'll have to see if I can get in the required 30 minutes or not.  It's crazy, but i'm not obsessing over the numbers at this point - if I get out to the gym and work as hard as I can, that's enough for me.

Work, work, work.  Oh, it's crazy up in here! 

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

moogy on 12/14/2010:
You can only go as fast and as long as you can. Maybe if you slow down a bit you will get the clear 30 minutes. Of course, don't listen to me, what would I know, last time I ran I was 15 just before my breasts arrived. Haven't been able to run since!!!! LOL have a good day legcramps.

legcramps - Monday Dec 13, 2010

Weight: 169.5

Yesterday I really paid for the copious amounts of cheese that I ate on Saturday night during the Christmas party.  Blugh.  But it seems I may have gotten it all out of my system because I woke up this morning feeling extra thin :)

The party was good.  We exchanged baking and gifts and then went out carolling to about 10 homes.  It was a cold night - thank goodness alcohol is numbing hahaha!  Just kidding.  Not really.

Anyways.  Last night was another late night that was spent with A watching movies ;)

I'm not yet tired today, but i'm only an hour and a half into the day so that will probably change by lunchtime.  For now, coffee coffee coffee!

Tonight will have to be another rest day as am heading to grandma's house for supper :) Have a great day everyone!

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

chidogs on 12/13/2010:
Aw...carolling, sounds so fun. you don't get that around SoCalif much if at all. Sounds like you are doing great. Have a great day.

KathyBlue on 12/13/2010:
I love cheese also... It's hard not to grab a thick slice every now and then... but, it's forbidden. 60% fat is a huge price for the flavor.

V on 12/13/2010:
I bet you guys were a hoot with the caroling especially after a few drinks!!! LOl Man that sounds like fun! Haven't done that since i was a kid...I know you always have a good time with grandma so have a relaxing evening!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/13/2010:
sometimes i use coffee something like a drug, too! it's like an anxiety numbing agent...and i do drink DECAF, so it really doesn't give me jitters. i will seriously sip it all day long some days...especially if i have a bazillion lessons to teach, it tends to help with my hunger and appetite as well. DECAF though....

...maybe in your case though, since caffiene is a good thing after a long night! :-)

moogy on 12/13/2010:
Ewww! not good with the cheese fighting back!! But supper at grandma's sounds like a fairy story - what out for wolves along the way!! LOL I am amusing my self - sorry about that! It sounds like Saturday night was lovely, the real spirit of Christmas. Have a good day legcramps.

legcramps - Saturday Dec 11, 2010

Weight: 169.5

Hello!  Wow, here I am posting on a Saturday!

Tonight is my annual Girl's Night Christmas Party.  I'm just finishing getting the final preparations done and I can't wait for this night!  It's going to be great.

I went out running this morning and managed to go 3 miles and only walked for 5 minutes the whole time!  Woohoo!  Yesterday I did the shred workout level one and I could really tell that my cardio is definitely ready for level two.  Unfortunately, nothing else is!!!  Those ab moves really kill me - also the lunges too.  And let's just be honest - pretty much everything except for the cardio kills me!

Anyways, just wanted to pop in to wish everyone well and hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

V on 12/11/2010:
Congrats and i know the party will be fun!!! :) I wish you a wonderful weekend as well :)

moogy on 12/11/2010:
Welcome to weekend posting. I hope you have a wonderful time at the girl's Christmas party sounds wonderful. Well done with the running this morning, well done. You have a great weekend.:)

Maria7 on 12/11/2010:
Good on the 3 miles and only walking 5 minutes the whole time! :-)

hopingforhealth on 12/12/2010:
Sounds like a great run! I hope you had fun at the party!

legcramps - Wednesday Dec 08, 2010

Weight: 169.5

I've been working steady ever since I got to work this morning.  It's now 4:30pm and boy i'm tired.  I think i'll be designating this evening a rest night - and doing absolutely the least amount possible.  In fact, it might be a warm bath and under the covers for this little bunny if I don't get a more interesting invitation ;)

Did my 30 minutes of running yesterday, but it took me 33 minutes because I had to take a couple of walking breaks.  My lungs were hurting a bit.  Of course, today I am sore but it's a good feeling!  Keep it coming!

Gotta go - more work.  Talk later!

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

moogy on 12/08/2010:
A warm bath and a comfy bed sounds very inviting, it would have to be a good option to resist that. I love the way you listen to your body and work each day at the pace it is requesting instead of pushing it. Well done.

V on 12/08/2010:
Ummm?? Please try not to overdo it!! I totally understand your zeal and passion, i too must learn how to get a good workout without killing myself doing it! LOl I like the cut of your jib though!!! Have a good one ;)

selina on 12/09/2010:
good job on the running! I have to do that again....

legcramps - Tuesday Dec 07, 2010

Weight: 169.5

I was so exhausted yesterday that I napped right after work for a couple hours.  I went upstairs to bed and snuggled into the covers and everything, wow!  I feel lots better today.  My appt for the depo shot is this afternoon and i'm so glad - it'll be nice to not feel all these stomach cramps constantly.

Tonight is gym night and I plan to try running for 30 minutes.  We'll see how it goes!

Eats for yesterday - mocha, spaghetti with meatballs, sub sandwich, darn cheesies, water.

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

V on 12/07/2010:
I am happy that you feel better!!! i know many of you guys here are so busy and little time to post and reply so no worries my friend!! I always have your back!!

moogy on 12/07/2010:
So lovely to have an unplanned snuggly nap on a cold afternoon. I am glad that you feel better now. I hope that your appointment goes well and that you will soon be relieved of those horrible cramps. Thank you for your kind comments and support, I really appreciate it.:)

KathyBlue on 12/08/2010:
running for 30 minutes, I admire you!!! :)

hollybelle on 12/08/2010:
30 minutes running? YOU CAN DO IT!

chidogs on 12/08/2010:
Nap sounds really nice. We all need to pamper ourselves like that now and then. Good for you and glad you feel better.

legcramps - Monday Dec 06, 2010

Weight: 169.5

Well, I did it!  I ran my 4th 5k on Saturday!  It was cold and icy and I managed to pull a muscle in my right thigh area - but it was so much fun!  There were people dressed up in christmas costumes, and two mascots were there running around and high-fiving people as they came into the finish.  My time was almost exactly the same as when I ran in September, so i'm happy with that considering the weather.  Next one is on Jan 1st!

Now I am resting until tomorrow night when I will hopefully get back to the gym and continue with our training.  We've also decided that we need to get outside to run more, so we've made a plan to start doing that at least once a week.

I have so much to do to get ready for Christmas!  I'm hosting a girls' party this weekend so I need to decorate the house, wrap some gifts and do some baking.  It'll be another busy week, but I can do it!

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

V on 12/06/2010:
Congrats Legcramps!!!! Wooohooo!!! Have a wonderful day, week and I hope you are not to sore from your amazing triumph!!!

getmebackto150 on 12/06/2010:
great job! I'm not sure if I could bring myself to do a 5k in the cold... you are amazing!

Umpqua on 12/06/2010:
Congrats, I'm so glad you had fun!

liza36 on 12/06/2010:
Awesome job! I'm highly impressed it was your 4th 5K. Have a great day.

moogy on 12/06/2010:
I am so proud of you, with all your set backs you have pushed through and dah dah! success. Well done!!

Bikiniwax85 on 12/06/2010:
yes you can do it! :) 5k? Now how I wish to be like you! :) have a nice day a head :)

chidogs on 12/06/2010:
That is great! Bravo for you. :)

Maria7 on 12/06/2010:
Congratulations to you on your run! So happy for you! That is quite an achievement. Sounds like you've got a busy week planned. :-)

legcramps - Thursday Dec 02, 2010

Weight: 169.5

Oh boy, am I ever overwhelmed. Overloaded. Overworked. Nah, maybe not so much overworked. But everything else for sure.

I tried making a doc appt for tomorrow as it's my day off work, but apparently they're booked up until next week. Can I explain? I procrastinated my next depo shot and now i'm a whole month behind and SICK as a dog. Thing is, I got all warm and fuzzy and decided maybe I didn't need the shot anymore since I was doing so much exercising and eating properly. But this last week has been horrible - I have no food in the house besides green monster stuff and dog food and i've been sick on and off for the last few days. Sick like I have to move my legs up and down and rock back and forth just to get through an afternoon at work. And HOLY bloating batman. God forbid I try to take a sick day because the hens might think i'm really on a roadtrip to Vegas in a black limo with 8 of my friends or some such bizarre stunt that of course i'd pull because i'm SO young and naive!

I did get the furnace fixed, thank God. And i've made an appt for an oil change and to look at my tires. I still don't have any money for all this, but whatever. I'll figure it out. Retirement supper to attend tonight so there's another night I won't get to exercise. Oh and did I mention I have to run on Saturday?!

See. I told you I was going to have some nasty days between now and spring. Just seems to me that i'm starting early ;)

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

moogy on 12/02/2010:
I am exhausted just reading about your life. Sounds like the road trip might be a better option, do you have a credit card (with any credit left on it), I'll come with you, I haven't been to Vegas and I can guarantee V will come too!! Sounds like you need to get to the doctor as soon as possible. Love to you!!

Umpqua on 12/02/2010:
Hang in there, things will get better. You've been looking forward to this run for a LONG time, you've trained for it, you are ready for it, it's going to be AWESOME.

V on 12/02/2010:
Did someone say Vegas??? I'm in!!! Can we stay at the Belaggio?? I love that place..lol I am hoping you get better real soon..I hope all is going to be okay for the run...As for the haters you know how I feel about those type of people...TOXIC ignore them...

just42day on 12/02/2010:
Hope you feel better! Good luck w/your run!

legcramps - Wednesday Dec 01, 2010

Weight: 169.5

Today didn't start off very well.  I heard last night from my aunt that my co-workers have been speaking ill of me.  I tried to bring it up this morning to them, but all they do is talk amongst themselves and probably spent most of the morning upset at me because I decided not to tolerate their bullying.  Now i'm sure half the building has heard about my "unacceptable behaviour".  I just don't know how to deal with bullies like these ladies.  It's a real hen house and i've been scratched in the face far too many times.  I'm sure it's just a bad day overall, and i'm also sure it will get better - just need to get through today!

Aside from that, which is stressful enough, I went home at lunchtime to a frozen house.  My furnace quit running!  And I can't get hold of anyone to check it out for me.  It's minus 21 celsius out there today!  My dog and I will freeze if this doesn't get fixed :(

AND my car desperately needs an oil change, and something is wrong with one of my tires.  PLUS I need gas money to get to the city on Saturday for the 5k run, and I can't just magically pull money outta the air!  I'm so NOT READY for this week!


This is life's bloody way of testing me to see if i've learned anything.  And if that's the case I am so READY for it!  Bring it on :) what else are you gonna throw at me?

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 12/01/2010:
If I had a warm bucket of money, i would throw it at you! Sorry you're having a lousy day, that really stinks about your furnace. Could you buy a cheap space heater (or 2) to get you through until a repair person can come? I had a job like the hen house you describe, except the men there were even worse than the ladies! I couldn't stand it, good for you for not putting up with the bullying. Oh another suggestion - an electric blanket. You can wrap up in it on the couch and in bed...I did this in college when we were too poor to turn on the heat :P

moogy on 12/01/2010:
I think that you did the right thing in confronting those women. Keep it up and you will find that one or two other women feel the same as you and will begin to speak to you and become a support for you. I know it is very yucky. I hope you managed to stay warm, I am sitting here in my undies, I am so warm (perhaps that is not a good image to put into your head!!). Angel, life will throw a lot more than ignorant people, no heating and cars at you. Deal with today, don't wish for more trials, they will come quick enough. XXX

V on 12/01/2010:
Don't let the catty Hyenas get to you my friend...Those h**s must be drinking the same HATERADE that my soon to be ex friend Karen drinks..You know a true sign of jealousy is that they targeted..As i recall you said that you are the type that let things slide, however i would never suggest to you to jepordize your job but perhaps you can speak with the ringleader(there is always one in a group of bullies) OUTSIDE of the workplace, in a calm non threatening way ans express to her that her snide comments are not called for...If it continues then just ignore them as hard as it may be...WOW I am so glad to work with mostly guys and the girls here all get along, thank God for that!

legcramps - Tuesday Nov 30, 2010

Weight: 169.5

Well, pfft.  I can't believe I gained a pound.  I'm not overly upset about this though, as I can feel that i'm building muscle as compared to fat cells :)

We'll see how the next month goes; as I (hopefully) increase my running mileage perhaps the pounds will not be able to resist falling off ;)

I had a good weekend with family and friends.  Watched the football game on Sunday and even asked A to join, which he did.  I think it went well, and he even suggested he could help me learn how to make sushi sometime.  All good, except for the unfortunate fact that S showed up as soon as he heard that A was there!  I found that slightly annoying.

Yesterday started with a bad head cold, so no exercise.  Today isn't looking good, but i'd like to try to do something.  I guess we'll see how beat I feel once work is done.  Have a great day everyone!

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

moogy on 11/30/2010:
Good attitude legcramps. Your excercise really has jumped over the past month or so. It isn't really suprising that you may be adding muscle, you are getting healthier and stronger. I bet your measurements would show you how toned you are now.:)

Maria7 on 11/30/2010:
Hope you feel better...try to get some rest. :-)

hopingforhealth on 11/30/2010:
Muscles weighs more than fat and you have been having great workouts! I hope you feel better soon.

V on 11/30/2010:
I am sure you will not let this discourage you...I am sure your measurements will tell a different story...keep it going and you will see in the end that it will surely pay off!!! have a good one

legcramps - Saturday Nov 27, 2010

Weight: 168.5

A few more days, and hopefully i'll be able to update my weight to a lower number.  I really hope that's the case since I haven't checked it since my post the other day when I said it hadn't changed.

I went to the gym yesterday and had my best run EVER!  Like, EVER in my life :) I ran for 28 minutes.  Now I won't run again until the 5k, but man I feel good about how well I did!

Watched a martial arts and kickboxing tournament at the local school today and for about a second or two it made me want to start kickboxing again.  I miss the sparring and just the feeling of power :)  Some of those kids are really good.  I think i'm too old for that stuff now, but if I ever have kids i'm definately going to encourage them to join - it's a great confidence booster.

Well, i'm off to grandma's house for dinner.  Busy busy!

Progress as of today: 6.5 lbs lost so far, only 13.5 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/27/2010:
keep up the great work at the gym! it's totally getting sooooo cold lately...hard to do lots of outdoor exercise like i was in the spring/summer/fall!

tangalyn on 11/27/2010:
congrats on such a successful run!!

moogy on 11/27/2010:
Well done legcramps, that is really wonderful. It must feel so good that after all the effort you have been putting in you are seeing the results of your efforts. Good for you.

V on 11/28/2010:
Have fun at grandma's ;)

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